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“Very hospitable host & staff” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ella Tea Garden

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Ella Tea Garden
Ranked #103 of 140 Ella B&B and Inns
Melboune
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55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Very hospitable host & staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

Tea Garden Holiday Inn
Ella is perfect for hikers and there are plenty of places to stay and places to eat. Tea Garden Holiday Inn was a popular place to stay; the warmth and generous spirit of the staff we had not experienced on this trip. We arrived late, because we got lost and we were greeted with relief as they were concerned about our late arrival. We were not prepared for all those steps to climb to get to reception, but once there they were only to pleased to bring our bags to our room.
The room allocated to us was facing the sunrise and the staff suggested that we take advantage of early morning view. It was nice to listen to the quiet and not the hum of an air-conditioner; not needed in Ella. Breakfast was good simple, adequate fare. I would recommend Tea Garden Holiday Inn to anyone wishing to stay in the area, just remember there are steep steps to climb. One fabulous plus when we arrived and once settled a lovely pot of tea brought to our balcony for us to enjoy while watching the night sky.

Room Tip: Ella is in the high country, but Tea Garden Holiday Inn is up a steep drive and then up several flig...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

This was a nice hotel. Room was basic and bathroom was a bit dated however all clean and useable. The real seller for this hotel was the views from our room, they were amazing. The breakfast was good and the staff were fantastic... especially the manager. He was extremely helpful in helping us with transport the next day. Good location, only a short walk to little Adams peck (well worth doing) and bars and restaurants.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tallinn, Estonia
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60 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Really good view from the room, the staff was nice - we stayed there for 2 nights and the bank was closed in the weekend and ATM didn´t work luckily the staff was willing to exchange EUR to rupees (even with better rate than the bank). Good breakfast. First night we ordered gin tonic and after first coctail they said that there was no more gin. Then we ordered arrac. The next night when we wanted one coctail before going to bed and ordered gin tonic they hadn´t stocked any.
Sheets and towels were dated. Bathroom needs renovation.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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NJ
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Everything was great! We were on the top floor with a beautiful view of the Ella gap. Fan in room, hot water, soft sheets. They don't have menus I the restaurant but prepare delicious local dishes like the rice and curry. 30 seconds from town. Wifi in rooms and lots of outdoor seating. We really enjoyed our stay. They even organized our safari to yala for us. When we left the manager walked us to the bus stop, 30 yards away, and told the driver where we were heading to to make sure we got there. It was our favorite accommodation in Sri Lanka....enjoy!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Stayed only one night. Good location and views on the valley,very friendly staff. Our room needed renovation (mold on the walls) - Good for short stay but cant imagine staying longer with mold in the room. I learned in SL that it's always better to check the room before moving in.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Our stay at the tea garden inn was simply amazing! The staff is very helpful and friendly, the location perfect with a magnificent view over the valley, very good breakfast and all of that for an affordable price!
By far the nicest place i've stayed in in Sri Lanka so far!

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Prague, Czech Republic
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28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

Hotel have great location, with beautiful views on surrounding hills.
Kind and helpful staff. Wifi connection is good in whole building.
Rooms are modest and not perfect, but traveling around Sri Lanka taught me to overlook those imperfections.
Personally, I would love to return. Accomodation is not perfect, but panoramatical views and kind people makes up for that.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ella Tea Garden

Property: Ella Tea Garden
Address: No. 11 Wellawaya Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka (Formerly Tea Garden Holiday Inn)
Region: Sri Lanka > Uva Province > Ella
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #103 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Ella
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Tea Garden Holiday Hotel Ella

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